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Board of Directors

Western Wisconsin WDB is led by a Board of Directors. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 outlines the Board of Directors composition. The law stipulates the Board of Directors must be business led with seats filled by business leaders who have decision making authority within their organizations. The businesses must reflect the composition of industries in WDA #9. Other members must come from the public sector and represent education, community-based organizations, governmental entities, labor and apprenticeship, and economic development organizations.

The Board of Directors meets once a quarter and members also participate on an Executive Committee, Strategy Committee and Operations Committee.

Board Officers

Tonya Wagner, Chair

Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

Viterbo University

Tammy Brown

Vice President Human Capital

Optum Serve

Mark Glendenning
President & CEO


Jennifer Krisnowich

Human Resources Manager

Select Custom Solutions

Pat Rodriguez, Treasurer/Secretary

Assistant Director of Agents

North Central Regional Council of Carpenters

Jodi Roesler

Senior Human Resources Partner

Dairyland Power

Board Members

Sam Bachmeier

Community Development Specialist

La Crosse County

Jon Bingol

Executive Director

Mississippi River Regional Planning

Bill Brockmiller


Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Matt Rice

Employment &Training Regional Director - 8 & 9

Wisconsin Job Service

Elizabeth Filter

President & CEO


Clara Gelatt



Amy Grotzke

WDA 9 District Director

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Jamie Gular

Workforce Development Specialist

Fort McCoy

Amanda Langrehr

Director of Business & Industry Services


Angie Martin

Director of Business & Industry Services

Western Technical College

Janelle Pogodzinski

Chief Human Capital Officer

J.F. Brennan Company

Doug Potapenko

Business Agent

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 434


Unemployment Insurance, State of Wisconsin


Chelsey Steinbrecher

Talent Sourcing Specialist

Mayo Clinic Health System

Heather Trimborn

Program Manager, Recruitment Services

Gundersen Health System

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